HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

The second most confusing part of VMware Cloud on AWS is HCX or Hybrid Cloud Extension. We use HCX to deliver long distance VMotion aka live migration. HCX is not the traditional vMotion you use in vCenter. HCX is a much more robust and advanced solution and has it’s own Continue reading HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

One of biggest areas of confusion with the VMware Cloud on AWS service is the networking. Honestly I can see why as I remember my first meetings with engineering and it was a bit overwhelming. having spent the last year working with several customers, I now believe I have a Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

VMworld Europe Pro Tips and Tricks

We are just days away from VMworld’s 2018 Europe Conference in beautiful Barcelona Spain. This year will be my first year not attending the Europe conference in Barcelona but over the years I have learned a few things I want to share with all of you. I have actually been Continue reading VMworld Europe Pro Tips and Tricks

How to Create a Windows NAS on VMware Cloud on AWS

In this guide I will show you how to create a Windows File Share NAS on VMware Cloud on AWS using AWS Storage Gateway that is backed by low cost S3 storage. This same NAS can also serve as an NFS server as well. More on that later though. Let’s Continue reading How to Create a Windows NAS on VMware Cloud on AWS

VMworld Vegas 2018 Pro Tips and Tricks

We’re back, VMworld is less than a week away. If you are a VMworld veteran or this is your first time, I think there is something in this guide for everyone. This is an update of my guides from 2016 and 2017 with some new exclusive deals Before you go: Continue reading VMworld Vegas 2018 Pro Tips and Tricks

Top 10 coolest features of VMware Cloud on AWS

I am blessed with the privilege of using VMware cloud on AWS everyday. I still get excited every time I show a feature to a customer because I love that moment of awe they have when they see what we can do. In no particular order these are the top Continue reading Top 10 coolest features of VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS limited rights explained

VMware Cloud on AWS is a managed service. Support, patching and maintenance of the infrastructure is the responsibility of VMware. With that said there needs to be a separation of access control so a customer does not accidentally cause a support alert or worse, bring down the entire cluster. While Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS limited rights explained